Iceland And Gabon : Unique Countries With Different Statuses

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Iceland and Gabon are very unique countries with different statuses. Iceland has a very small population but is highly developed and a model of efficiency socially, politically, and economically. Whereas Gabon has the potential to be one of most developed African countries, with their discovery of oil and the associated profit, but the population trends of the transitional period of development and the social and political endeavours attached to such a change have hindered the countries progression. As a result of this, Iceland has a better economy, quality of life, and social and political structure while Gabon is developing these benefits slowly but with success with signs of development problems in population and infrastructure that…show more content…
Iceland and Gabon have different population sizes, but they are relatively close in comparison to all countries of the world. The various people that make up their populations reflect each as developed and developing (respectively). Iceland has a population of 317,351 and is ranked 180 in the world, whereas Gabon has a population of 1,672,597 and is ranked 154 in the world . Iceland’s population is relatively small because the climate of Iceland does not promote a large amount of human life as it is consistently cold and its already developed systems keep its population small with a growth rate of .65%. However, such a small population facilitates more effective government programs to support health care and insure good quality of life for more individuals. Gabon’s population, on the other hand, is small because it recently began its demographic transition. This illustrates its status as a developing country along with its growth rate of 1.94% kept low by the smaller population but still growing steadily along with its developing industry, healthcare, and food production, where Iceland has the advantage of this infrastructure, Gabon has not yet fully developed this infrastructure and can not deal as easily with the growth in population or support individuals or communities quality of life. The age structure of each country also affects their growth rate. In Iceland, 19.7% of
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